Renault-Nissan Alliance Sells 250,000th Electric Car

Today the Renault-Nissan Alliance reported four-and-a-half-years after the Nissan Leaf was launched, it had sold its 250,000th all-electric car.

Six EVs of Nissan and Renault branding in all comprise the tally that makes the Alliance the seller of half of all EVs sold to worldwide.

The Leaf accounts for 180,000 units by itself.

“Demand for our electric vehicles continues to grow thanks to government incentives and the expanding charging infrastructure,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. “The positive response of our customers is also driving demand. These vehicles enjoy some of the highest levels of satisfaction rates from our customers around the world.”

Car number 250,000 was bought by a Frenchman from Bordeaux named Yves Nivelle, a computer engineer, who traded in his 21-year-old diesel car for the subcompact Renault ZOE.

Beyond the Leaf and ZOE, Nissan also sells the e-NV200 van, which has been on sale in Europe and Japan since last year. And, Renault also sells the Renault Kangoo Z.E van, the SM3 Z.E. sedan and the Twizy, a two-seater urban commuter vehicle.